Patrick Hughes

  • Assistant Director, National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, Asian Studies Center


American Religious History, with an emphasis on Deism, Atheism, Agnosticism, and other Freethought movements. Deism and Enlightenment critiques of religion.

University Affiliations:

Assistant Director, National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2013

Representative Publications

“‘I am made to say what I never wrote’: Deism, Spiritualism and Ventriloquising Paine, c.1790s-1850s,” The Legacy of Thomas Paine in the Transatlantic World. Eds. Sam Edwards & Marcus Morris (Routledge, 2018).

“Irreligion Made Easy: The Reaction to Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason.” New Directions in Thomas Paine Studies. Eds., Scott Cleary & Ivy Linton Stabell (Palgrave Macmillan 2016).

"Thomas Paine, 1737–1809." America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History. Ed. Edward J. Blum. Vol. 2. (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2016).